Shutdown Jeopardizes National Defense Panel's QDR Assessment

By Christopher J. Castelli / October 1, 2013 at 8:31 PM
The government shutdown has halted the National Defense Panel's work assessing the Pentagon's ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review, sources tracking the issue tell . "Just like other federal entities, the NDP is at a standstill until this situation is resolved," said one source. The board, led by former Defense Secretary William Perry and retired Gen. John Abizaid, is monitoring the QDR for Congress and is charged with preparing an assessment for lawmakers next year. The panel has met twice to...

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